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Why Continuing Education Program Is Important

Why Continuing Education Program Is Important

Why continuing education?

Would you go to a doctor, mechanic, or even a hairdresser that does not keep up on what’s new in their field? I don’t think so.

My sister is a hairdresser. She gets magazines and books all the time with the latest hairstyles and new techniques. She reads books all the time to improve her people skills, marketing, etc. She even gets DVDs sent to her monthly so she can watch the new haircuts being done.

She does not look at the expense. She considers everything an investment. An investment in herself and in her business. She said one haircut or one new customer will more than pay for a CD or DVD, or even a book.

I consider the personal development and leadership program we are involved in the best investment I can possibly make in myself. I also get CDs and other books every month for spiritual growth from other sources.

I grab up all the great books at yard sales that I can find that are on our top 50 book list or a book that I’ve already read that helped me. I loan a good book to someone who needs it and when they bring it back they ask for another one that I would recommend.

I’m learning all the time and it doesn’t cost me a lot. Look at the price of college tuition or even 1 textbook.

I never went to college, but I tell people I am attending Leadership University whenever I want to. All I have to do is put in a cd and I’m there! I always have a CD playing in the kitchen first thing in the morning and every time I am in the kitchen.

Whenever I am in the car I turn my car into a rolling university on wheels by putting a CD. How much commuting time do you have everyday? Turn off the radio and put in a great CD by a proven leader or motivational speaker. You might just hear something that will make a difference in your life that day.

2 CDs a day will help keep the negative attitude away.…

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The Importance of Continuing Education of Natural Hair Stylist

The Importance of Continuing Education of Natural Hair Stylist

No truer words were uttered than “Education rules the nation”. This doesn’t only relate to formal education through the halls of public schools and higher education. This also relates to the education that we seek ourselves through life exploration and continuing education. This is gospel also in the natural hair arena. If you are a natural hair stylist, it is important that one doesn’t stop at the knowledge that was obtained by formal or self-taught educational programs. You must also take it on yourself to adopt a “life-long” learning approach to help sharpen your skills over the course of your career.

Lifelong education is as important for natural hair artists as any other profession. Everyday individuals invent new techniques of doing things quicker, easier, and better. As a natural hair professional, staying abreast of new techniques, products, hair styles, regimes, etc. will make certain that you are aware of what’s new. There are many ways of staying on top of the game. Look into educating yourself through workshops, internet exploration, networking with other stylist, books, and YOUTUBE.

Many workshops are available to introduce you to new techniques of dealing and styling natural hair. Invest in these types of opportunities and your clients will thank you. When it comes to workshops and training seminars, most will have a cost associated with them. So, you have to decide what is worth it to you. If the investment for the skill and information you receive can increase the price you charge for a services or will increase your income, then the training is well worth it. Know what you and your business will benefit from and you will help your business and service list grow.

YouTube has a great deal of videos that can teach you almost everything you ever wanted to know as it relates to natural hair care. You would be amazed at the number of things you can learn by exploring related tutorials and informational videos. For example, searching “dreadlocking tutorials” will return you a wide range of videos on the topic. Not that every video will be valuable, but the value found will far exceeds the trash. Educating yourself will help you to distinguish between what is beneficial and what is BS. After you have done your YouTube research, you will have the opportunity to subscribe to the channels that provide the best information.

The internet has mountains and molehills of knowledge, but sometimes the amount of knowledge can be overwhelming. Setting up “Google Alerts” for relevant topics will guarantee that nothing gets past you as it relates to content published on the internet. Setting up alerts that are delivered to your email box will help you in staying on top of what’s new and relevant in as it relates to natural hair.

Never be too above the opportunity to learn. Also, encourage your clients to go beyond the info you give them to find out things for themselves. In all things, never stop learning.…